Teaching your cat to stay off your counters

Your cat is an avid explorer and she wants to know every inch of her territory. This includes thoroughly checking out your counters in the kitchen, even though you’d rather she wouldn’t do this. How can you deter her from this area?

Offering your pet another way to explore your countertops, like placing a cat tree nearby so she can view them from afar, may offer her a way to satisfy her curiosity without having her jump up onto them. You should also let her know that you don’t prefer her in this area of your home by removing her from it whenever you see her hopping up onto your counters. Offer her an alternative activity to keep he busy and to take her mind off what she was looking into in your kitchen. For additional information, please contact your local Portland, OR veterinarian.


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